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2 Arkansas sites on detention-camp list

U.S. officials tour Jacksonville base, Desha County station as objections arise

By Emma Pettit

This article was published June 22, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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Governor Asa Hutchinson is shown in this file photo.

U.S. Rep Rick Crawford

Mireya Reith, executive director of the Arkansas United Community Coalition, is shown in this file photo.

Rita Sklar, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas, is shown in this photo.

Immigration-rights advocates and a few Arkansas congressmen found rare common ground Thursday with their objection to a proposal to use two facilities in Arkansas to detain people arrested at the southern U.S. border.

U.S. Rep Rick Crawford

Mireya Reith, executive director of the Arkansas United Community Coalition, is shown in this file photo.

Rita Sklar, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas, is shown in this photo.

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abb says... June 22, 2018 at 7:18 a.m.

A suitable location to house them is in their country of origin.

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KnuckleBall says... June 22, 2018 at 8:07 a.m.

The Trumpster wants to stop people from coming into this country. A lot are trying to get away from being made to work for the drug cartels in South America.

Stop the Cartels and maybe these people would stop trying to leave their country in mass.

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Illinoisroy says... June 22, 2018 at 8:58 a.m.

NIMBY

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GeneralMac says... June 22, 2018 at 9:33 a.m.

KnuckleBall.........." a lot are trying to get away from being made to work for the drug cartels in South America"

Which South American countries border us ?

If they are trying to enter via the Mexico border, they should be safe once they crossed into Mexico.

Why don't they seek "asylum" in Mexico instead of just cross it to get to the US?

We all knows the answer..........better economy in the US $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

However, poverty is not grounds for granting asylum.

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mrcharles says... June 22, 2018 at 9:35 a.m.

With our history of holding japenese-AMERICANS,LR CENTRAL , JIM JOHNSON, FAUBAUS , AND the PRESENT DIVINES IN THE ARKANSAS LEGISLATURE I DO NOT WANT PEOPLE "HOUSED" HERE IN ARKANSAS. From a spiritual standpoint, from a moral stand point, from the World looking at us, from an innate right and wrong of sentient beings, and from imitating fascist regimes, I am against this plan.

Lots of disagreement with Bishop Taylor and his deity system , one of thousands, on a hoist of other issues, but his system do come through from time to time [ sometimes kicking and screaming ] with a cross road meeting of secular and mystical agreement on a basic human humanity.

Let's do right for humanity here in Arkansas.

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Donnadee12 says... June 22, 2018 at 9:41 a.m.

Noooooo!!! No illegals please. Our military facilities are SUPPOSED to be for military only and yet you allow civilians and now illegals on our base. Shame on you. Where is our security. You are allowing infiltration of illegals. It won’t stop at children it’ll be drug runners, thieves, rapists, ms 13. Please rethink this. Not on our base. Pull your heads out and protect our security. There are other places besides our bases. Quit doing stupid for your political gains.

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GeneralMac says... June 22, 2018 at 10:32 a.m.

1st post of the day nailed it !

How times have changed !
Anyone remember all the concerts and fund raising to help the starving people in Bangledesh ?

We sent humanitarian aid........TO THE PEOPLE IN THEIR COUNTRY.

We didn't try to help by taking the entire population into the United States ( which is what liberals of today favor )

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GeneralMac says... June 22, 2018 at 10:38 a.m.

"asylum" is turning into an excuse.

The only people who had a reason to get "asylum" were the people from SE Asia whose lives were in danger because they helped the United States during the Vietnam War.

Today, just because they claim there is violence in their country they ask for "asylum" ?

There is "violence" going on in EVERY country in the world.
Do we take everyone in that lives in those countries and use that EXCUSE ?

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JakeTidmore says... June 22, 2018 at 12:20 p.m.

Thanks for sharing your prejudices PvtMuck. You're just too good for the rest of us, aren't you?
Genuine American Snob. GAS for short.

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JakeTidmore says... June 22, 2018 at 12:25 p.m.

Mr C - moral decency is in very short supply with the GAS crowd. Don't get your hopes up that it will change as long as #45 poisons the office and our nation with his bigotry. He and his toadies simply don't care about morality or humanity or having a conscience. They live to be lied to and believe those lies. That is their sick idea of nutrition.

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